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Cooper/Dean Tires Recalled

Model/Build Years:
COOPER / DEAN ALPHA 365 A/S
COOPER / MASTERCRAFT A/S IV
COOPER / STARFIRE FLITE-LINE IV
COOPER / TRENDSETTER SE

Manufacturer : COOPER TIRE & RUBBER CO.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05T015000

Mfg's Report Date : AUG 15, 2005
Component: TIRES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 48949

Summary:
CERTAIN COOPER TRENDSETTER SE, MASTERCRAFT A/S IV, DEAN ALPHA 365 A/S, AND STARFIRE FLITE-LINE IV TIRES SIZES P195/70R14 AND P185/65R14, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 21, 2004, AND MAY 14, 2005. THESE TIRES CAN LOSE AIR PRESSURE CAUSING THE TIRES TO RUN UNDER-INFLATED. AN UNDER-INFLATED CONDITION WILL CAUSE THE TIRE TO WEAR PREMATURELY AND RESULT IN EARLY FAILURE.

Consequence: SHOULD THE TIRE FAIL WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN USE, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.

COOPER TIRE WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2005. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT COOPER TIRE AT 800-854-6288.

CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY:1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.